Although this morning I woke to a rather bad dream where my Dad was ignoring me in favor of a brand-new baby brother (an event which would be impossible even if Dad hadn't died some 17 years ago) and I was trying to make good with him -- not sure if it's guilt or some other deep-seated worry/fear that brought such a thing on. Anyway, remember a scene where was arranging pillows on the bed I used to sleep on at home in my old room when the alarm went off, and they were playing Brooks & Dunn's "Red Dirt Road," which I heard as "Red Shirt Road" and I went to a strange Classic Star Trek place.
Okay, I wrote three paragraphs on Monday. It's a start. I actually have quite a bit written elsewhere, but in retrospect it's wandering and much of it is pointless, so it needs severe chopping/re-working. The mere fact it's written is good. What I need to do is force myself to make up a schedule where there is a time of the day where I will write and NOT go surfing on the internet (I found a great site for t-shirts yesterday), and NOT keep checking my email (I'm tempted to buy Eudora JUST to get the Spam Guard), and NOT go wandering around looking for snacks (I swear I must have packed away 2500 calories yesterday, why must the Halloween season come with candy?), but just sit on my butt and WRITE SOMETHING. A writer writes, but sometimes I just have a tremendous headache in my eye.
The reason I went looking for t-shirts was because I heard about a t-shirt I must have but I can't find it anywhere. "The Many Moods of Angel." If anyone knows where to find it, let me know, or I'll be forced to make it myself.
I am STILL reading "Bleak House." I love reading Dickens, he's funny as heck, but I swear, I've been in this part of the book for ages. I keep turning pages and get no closer to the center. I NEED a new "Midnight Louie" book/fix.
A very important choice must be made. I need new checks... should I go with silly, pretty, or classy? Since the creation of the debit card I don't use them up very fast, and have been using Elvis checks for about six years now, but am finally down to the last book. I've narrowed my choices down to three designs. Choices, choices...